Directorate General of Foreign Trade Current Affairs, GK & News

Indian Army ‘Him Drone-a-thon’ Programme

On August 8, 2022, Him Drone-e-thon Programme was recently unveiled by the Indian Army, in association with the Drone Federation of India. The programme was launched in line with “make in India in defence manufacturing”. It aims to catalyse and provide focused opportunities for Indian drone ecosystem, in a bid to build drone capabilities for meeting ..

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Extension of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20

The Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 has been extended by the government by six months up to 30th September 2022. Overview: Till 31st March 2022, the existing Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 was valid. It has now been extended till 30th September 2022. This announcement was done by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade. After the Covid-19 ..

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Revamp of Commerce Department

The government plans to reorganize the commerce department so that it can implement a more organized trade promotion strategy with clear targets. A dedicated trade promotion organization and a trade remedies review committee have been proposed as part of the strategy. Overview: The Department of Commerce will have a setup that will be sensitive to the ..

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India bans import of refrigerators, Air Conditioners completely

India recently banned the import of refrigerants and air-conditioners completely tightening norms on “non-essential” imports. This has been done to reduce imports from China and tighten local manufacturing. This says that an importer cannot fill in the refrigerant outside India. Thus, he will have to create assembly units using the local work force. This will ..

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Govt. Allows Export of Masks and Medical Goggles

The government has relaxed the norms for export of face shields, certain kind of surgical masks and medical goggles which are mainly in demand due to the spread of the COVID 19 disease all around the world. The shipments of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) with an export quota of 50 lakh units per month have ..

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ACC Approves extension of Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi as DGFT

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has approved the extension of Senior bureaucrat Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi by over 3 months, in central deputation as Director General (DG), Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). Key Highlights A. V. Chaturvedi is a 1986 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre. He was given extension beyond 18 June 2019 ..

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